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Long Island Iced Tea

For an absolute classic, replace the tea syrup and seltzer with 1/2 cup cola.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 drink

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  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 1/2 ounce each gin, vodka, light rum, tequila, and triple sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, plus very thinly sliced lemon rounds for serving
  • 1/4 cup seltzer


  1. Bring sugar and 1/2 cup water to a simmer in a pot, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; add tea bags and let steep 10 minutes. Remove and discard bags; let cool completely. Refrigerate 1 hour or up to 1 week.

  2. For each cocktail, fill a tall glass with ice. Add 2 ounces tea syrup, the alcohols, lemon juice and seltzer. Stir. Garnish with a lemon round; serve immediately.

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